Huddersfield earned themselves a home fifth round FA Cup draw against 12 time Winners Manchester United, but they were made to come from behind and pushed all the way by a plucky Birmingham City in last nights replay.
Che Adams opened the scoring for the home side early in the second half, which not only seemed to wake up the half frozen crown, but also the Visitors, who immediately jumped upped their game as they came to life with the prospect of defeat.
Thanks to the sudden increase in urgency the Premier league boys found themselves back on level terms after a 8 mins with City keeper David Stockdale unable to handle Tom Ince’s shot, only for defender Marc Roberts to accidentally kick the ball into his own net while attempting to clear it.
From here on it was all Huddersfield as they pushed forward for the winning goal however despite some excellent efforts and some fine saves from Stockdale time beat them, and it ended 1-1 so on to extra time.
This is where Birmingham’s luck ran out, Huddersfield continued to push forward and early into extra time took the lead via the head of Steve Mounie, before Rajiv Van La Parra ensured Huddersfield were in the fifth round with his opportunist effort. With the damage done and only minutes of Injury time remaining Tom Ince added his name to the score board with Town’s fourth as they booked their place in the fifth round for the 2nd season running.
In the other fourth round replay last night Rochdale defeated Millwall 1-0 at the Spot land Stadium, booking a place in the fifth round for only the third time in their history and will now play the winners of tonight’s only replay between Tottenham Hotspurs and Newport County.
Rochdale’s only goal coming from skipper Ian Henderson early in the second have was enough take the victory in what was a close encounter against a team 32 league places higher than themselves.